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CIPYD 70: Dana Wickens and Leonbergers

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Guests: 
Dana Wickens

Hi there buddy! Thanks for popping in!

In Dogs We Met This Week, Allegra tells us all about Rufus, a large dog whom she met on a cozy blanket! We've got a Mutt Minute on the lovely Leonberger, turns out - they look like lions on purpose! The wonderful Dana Wickens joins us, you may know her as the producer from some great podcasts (Hard Nation, Rock Bottom), but more importantly she's a Corgi expert! For example, did you know corgi butts are also referred to as "Momos?" Neither did we! We've got some incredible dog news about sheepdogs using their skills to protect an endangered species! Plus, a great Facebook Thread of the week!

IMPORTANT! We also have a brand new PHONE NUMBER! Please leave us voicemails about your Dog-Victories and Dog-sasters!

Phone Number: (323) 250-3315
Thank you! We care about you a bunch!

MBMBaM 330: President Shaq Neal

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"Hey, you! Come over here! Wanna tell you about something important. One time, about ten years back, I did play a Street Fighter. And it filled me with a terrible rage. A real fury. Went outside, sun blinding my eyes -- and I'll be damned if I didn't start doing a Street Fight, right then and there. Got this scar, right here, above my nose. See it? Anyways, here's my homemade Kingdom Hearts fan zine."

Suggested talking points: That Creep, Adult Weed School, Shaq v. Shaq, Make it Sleazy Today, Mr. Stuffy Hates Games, Jackin' In, Merkin Punnett Square

Bullseye With Jesse Thorn: Colin Quinn, Padma Lakshmi & Sara Schaefer

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Bullseye
Guests: 
Colin Quinn
Guests: 
Padma Lakshmi
Guests: 
Sara Schaefer

New to Bullseye? Subscribe to our podcast in iTunes or with your favorite podcatcher to make sure you automatically get the newest episode every week.


Photo: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images

Colin Quinn on his new Netflix special The New York Story, his love of New York, and race based comedy

Comedian Colin Quinn is best known for his work on Saturday Night Live, but would probably describe himself first and foremost as a stand-up comic. You might've seen him in Amy Schumer’s TrainwreckThe Cop Show. He loves New York, and has written and starred in five one-man shows that talk about his lifetime spent in the Big Apple.
This week, he sits down to talk to Jesse about his newest one-man show New York Story, that he produced alongside Jerry Seinfeld available on Netflix. They also discuss his time on Saturday Night Live and the right way to joke about race in 2016.


Photo: Ilya S. Savenok /Getty Images

Padma Lakshmi on her childhood in India, Top Chef, and her new book The Encyclopedia of Herbs & Spices

Padma Lakshmi has gone through many career changes during her time in the public eye. She began her career as a model turned actress, then became a writer, and now hosts TV’s Top Chef on Bravo. She has written two cookbooks, a memoir, and now The Encyclopedia of Herbs & Spices.
Padma and Jesse talk about cultural differences she had to reckon with growing up between India and the United States, her role on Top Chef, and her new book The Encyclopedia of Herbs & Spices.


Photo: Twitter

Comedian Sara Schaefer at MaxFunCon 2016

Sara Schaefer is a stand-up comedian, actor, writer, and podcast host. She has recorded one comedy album and has appeared on many late night shows. This week, we've included some of her set from last year’s MaxFunCon, a yearly bi-coastal conference that gathers creative and funny people to learn, teach, and most of all have fun. Tickets to MaxFunCon 2017 go on sale this Friday.

The Outshot: Red Oaks

This week, Jesse tells us what is so pleasant about the non-pretentious Amazon series Red Oaks.

Fake News, Hamilton v. Pence, North Pole, Kanye West, Trump News, Editorial: Moving Forward

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Hello Cool Kids! This week, we have a lot of stories and we're pretty sure most of them are real! You see, there's been a lot of research done on "Fake News" lately. V.P. -elect Mike Pence attended the theatre this week and got more of a performance than he bargained for. The North Pole is way warmer than it should be and we should be more worried than we are. Kanye West is in the news again after ranting at a concert. We have a lot of Trump news to catch up on: Trump U Settlement, Conflict of Interest and his preliminary appointments. Brent and Travis also engage each other in a discussion on how the country can move forward and start working together. All that, plus the Wi-Five of the Week! Enjoy and don't forget to share!

Stop Podcasting Yourself 453 - Paul Anthony

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Paul Anthony

Comedian Paul Anthony returns to talk telethons, The Crown, and Dance Academy.

Download episode 453 here. (right-click)

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Jordan, Jesse, Go! Episode 455: Live at Now Hear This Festival with the Doughboys

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Mike Mitchell
Guests: 
Nick Wiger

Jordan and Jesse are joined by Nick Wiger and Mike Mitchell from the Doughboys podcast live on stage in Anaheim as part of the Now Hear This podcast festival.

The Greatest Generation Ep 86: Rotten with Ziggurats (S4E13)

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When "the devil" starts dropping bangers on an entire planet, it's up to Captain Picard to help fiddle their way out of a terrible contract. Unfortunately, his attire is completely inappropriate for the occasion. How many ziggurats are right for an agrarian society? Can an android get his tongue stuck on a frozen flagpole? Who's got Uri Geller vibes? It's the episode where the hosts go "fully-biblical"!

Sawbones: Chicken Pox

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Sawbones

This week on Sawbones, we celebrate the everyday heroism of The Last Chicken Pox Generation. Also, Dr. Sydnee and Justin share your best chicken pox stories.

Subscribe on iTunes! then, tweet about or follow the show on Twitter (@Sawbones) so all your friends and family can be as horrified and entertained as you.

Music: "Medicines" by The Taxpayers

Beef And Dairy Network Episode 17 - Boffo's Cow Circus

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Guests: 
Greg Davies

Greg Davies joins us for this month’s episode, as we bag an exclusive interview with the founder of Boffo’s Cow Circus, Boffo.

By Benjamin Partridge and Greg Davies. Thanks to Tom Crowley, Max Davis, Catherine Paskell, Tom Neenan, Lloyd Langford, Elis James, Gareth Gwynn, Alex Adey and Sian Harries.

Stock media provided by Setuniman/Pond5.com and Soundrangers/Pond5.com

Thanksgiving

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Show: 
Shmanners

Hello Internet! American THANKSGIVING is almost upon us and we imagine you have quite a few concerns and questions! What do you talk about? What should you bring? Should you help clean up? How did this whole thing get started? Bonus question, what's the deal with those Macy's parade balloons? We have answers to these questions and more! Enjoy and be sure to share!

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